By Laurel Snyder (Author) Julie Morstad (Illustrator)
Publisher :Chronicle Books ; August, 2015
Laurel Snyder, an author cum dancer herself has created an enchanting tale out of the biography of the most inspiring Prima Ballerina of our time. An absolutely beautiful way of telling us the humble beginnings of Anna, her triumphs on stage, and finally her tragic ending."Then-ah! The lights,The lights! Something is happening...There's a swell of strings, a scurry of skirts, a hiss and a hum and ...HUSH! It's all beginning!" Her verses are no less magnificent than the dancer herself.
Illustrations are equally wonderful, creating Anna at different levels of her life ; highlighting her first appearance as the swan in "The Dying Swan "- using a double page spread.Surely little girls will never stop loving this one!!.It is also recommended to read the author's note at the back of the book as it sums up aspects of Anna's life that readers are going to recognize through verses and images in the story.